Almanac: January 29th

On this day in 1907, Charles Curtis became the first registered Native American to become a U. S. Senator, completely nullifying centuries of genocide and broken treaties. Later, he was selected to be vice-president under Herbert Hoover, under whom the stock market crashed and the Great Depression took hold. To inspire people to reelect the […]

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Almanac: January 22nd

New York mad bomber and over achiever George Metesky was arrested on this day in 1957. He planted a couple of bombs before 1942 but then, as a professional courtesy to the Germans and Japanese, took a break from bombing Americans until the war was over. His big beef seemed to be with Con Ed […]

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Almanac: January 15th

Playwright Moliere was born on this day in 1622 in whatever part of Paris it was that people got born in. His full body of work includes tragedies, comedies, farces, tragicomedies, farcitragedies and farcitragedcomedies. His works have been translated into every living language and Visual Basic. When you read Moliere, you will have the unmistakable […]

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